Two-for-one special on December handgun carry-permit class at Pellissippi State

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Once again, Pellissippi State Community College is offering its popular Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class at a two-for-one price. The special deal applies to the course scheduled 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

A similar two-for-one price was made available in November, and that class quickly reached maximum capacity. This month’s Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit course is also expected to fill up quickly.

The non-credit class is being offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services Division at the rate of $75 for any two students who register at the same time. Space is limited, and one person must register both students simultaneously in order for the two-for-one rate to apply.

Those who satisfactorily complete the eight-hour class earn a certificate to apply for a state carry permit. Completion of this or another relevant training course is required before applying for a Tennessee handgun carry permit.

The Pellissippi State course covers handgun parts, function, and operation; safety, cleaning, and storage; legal responsibilities of carrying a handgun; course review and testing; and firing range exercises.

Included is classroom instruction in the morning and range training after lunch. The person leading the class is certified both as a firearms instructor with the National Rifle Association and as a handgun instructor with the state of Tennessee.

The course meets at the Hardin Valley Campus for classroom instruction. Range training in the afternoon will take place at a designated location off campus. Students must supply their own gun and ammunition. A $5 range fee for each student is payable to the instructor during class.

For information or registration, visit or call (865) 539-7167. The BCS website lists the latest class schedules and information on new course offerings.

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